Stay within your neighbourhood, say cops, after amending 2km-rule

Updated: Jul 05, 2020, 07:18 IST | Anurag Kamble, Vishal Singh | Mumbai

Flak over 2-km rule prompts cops to make minor alteration to June 28 order

Police take action against double seat ride at a Malad checkpost
Police take action against double seat ride at a Malad checkpost

After receiving criticism over the 2-km rule, the Mumbai Police has "amended" its June 28 directive. The new order states that citizens should not venture out of "neighbourhood" for any non-essential activities.

Earlier, motorists found travelling unnecessarily two kilometres away from their area of residence, were penalised.

DCP (PRO) Sangramsingh Nishandar, refused to comment on whether the 2-km rule was revoked. "We appeal to Mumbaikars that if they plan to step out to buy essentials, it should be restricted to the neighbourhood or around the area," he said.

Calls and messages to Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, went unanswered.

What the June 28 order states

Movement for persons for non-essential activities such as visit to shops, markets, barber shops, spas, salons, beauty parlour, outdoor physical activities, etc. shall be permitted within the nearby/neighbourhood area only. Long distance travel for non-essential items will not be permitted.

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